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a month from election day. cbs is reporting on the campaigning. >> reporter: president obama held a star studied fundraiser in los angeles sunday night. he told the crowd his poll policies helped lower the unemployment rate to 7.8%. >> we're not there yet. we have too many americans looking for work. >> reporter: sings katie perry and jennifer hudson took the stage. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same >> reporter: national polls say the race is tightening. wednesday's debate gave romney much needed -- >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> reporter: american leadership will return if he's elected is what some had to say. >> i'll take the care and restore the principles. >> reporter: romney is expected to start with a major speech on foreign policy monday. >> tomorrow president obama will attend a campaign fundraiser in san francisco. it's his final berry visit before the election. >>> this week the vice presidentable candidates wi
and elimination of israel. i say, there's just no way. >> reporter: the obama campaign tried to get the jump on romney's speech, releasing a new ad, reminding voters of the republican candidate's gaffe-plagued foreign trip over the summer. romney, obama aides say, is no ronald reagan, more like chevy chase. combatting that image, romney met with a group of retired generals after a speech. the romney approach would be both more muscular and bipartisan. >> if you look at harry truman and john kennedy and the use of power by bill clinton in his second term, that is a much different approach than jimmy carter and barack obama. >> reporter: to put his vision into action, romney will have to win first, which explains why he made an impromptu stop at a nearby elementary school. at this stage of the race, the pictures matter almost as much as the policies. romney did mention the obama campaign's trump card on foreign policy, the killing of osama bin laden, but he seemed to give the credit to what he called, quote, military and intelligence professionals. romney will now shift back to the economy wit
's at the white house. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, the obama campaign's official line is that the president's debate performance did not change the fundamentals of the race, but behind the scenes with that new poll, some top democrats are getting nervous and say the pressure is on vice president biden. president obama's sending a message to his supporters about last week's debate disaster. he gets it. here he is at a los angeles fund-raiser praising the opening performer. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in the last few days the pundits have been vicious and the comics no kinder. whether "the new yorker's" cover or "saturday night live." >> mr. president, governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> no, you two go ahead. >> reporter: a new gallup poll shows they believe romney did the superior job. 72% to obama's 20%. incumbent presidents from confrontations often stumgle as did president ronald reagan in '84. >> i did avoid i'm afraid in my previous answer also
. >> reporter: with a battle cry of 30 days to victory, president obama is steaming ahead to los angeles, speaking tonight at a star studded event, even though the campaign reported a mass haul of $181 million in donations for september. hollywood a listers gathering to help. >> we going to a better vision for our -- got a better vision for our country. we have a better plan for the next four years. >> reporter: while picking apart last week's debate, president obama's senior advisor says -- >> i think he was a little taken aback at the brazenness which the way romney walked away with so much of the positions which he's run, walked away with his record. >> reporter: republican vp nominee paul ryan spending time with his family in wisconsin. >> are you set with this one? >> so far. >> reporter: both campaigns preparing for the next big debate a week tuesday, which will clue foreign policy and domestic policy. and governor romney giving a foreign policy speech tomorrow in electionen ton. john roberts, fox news. >>> a chilly sunday to end the weekend. >> let's turn things over to gary for a
the president took office. >> reporter: in israel, romney said the relationship between president barack obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu had suffered great strains which has emboldened mutual adversaries such as iran. he said the president stood silent when iranians marched against their regime and wasn't quick enough to impose sanctions something romney has advocated for five years. >> i will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on iran and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. >> reporter: in egypt, romney said he will include clear conditions on aid, though he was vague on what that meant saying only that he would pressure the institutions and maintain itsc peace treaty with israel. in syria, romney said the president has failed to lead and has been indifferent to the syrian's request for freedom and he would do more to help the opposition against bashar al-assad. >> i'll work with our partners to identify and organize members of the opposition who share our values and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need to defeat assad's tanks and helicopters and fighter jet
in the month. >> reporter: mitt romney claimed president obama made a mistake in pulling back overseas. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they'll end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he'd be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu, aapparently willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, middle east, i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: romney's remarks, said one expert, are not a strategy. >> he tried to sound very tough in his critique of barack obama today. however, those are mostly rhetorical differences on some of those key foreign polic
the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, romney is within two points of the president. and tomorrow, both candidates head to ohio, battleground ohio, where early voting is already under way. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote there. veronica? >> thank you. mitt romney will deliver that major policy speech before noon eastern, but the obama campaign is issuing a preemptive strike with this new tv ad criticizing the republican candidate's past foreign policy faux pas. take a look. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, "the new york times" said romney's response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> the obama campaign sed this will be romney's seventh speech on foreign policy. >>> venezuel
's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> they will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income families by $4 million a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's t
. >> reporter: there's two more debates schedule. later this week is the vice presidential debate. now the obama camp is dismissing the romney speech saying it's a third or fourth time to explain his intentions. >> there are two presidential debates left in campaign 2012. but on thursday the vice presidential candidates go head-to-head. usually there's little attention paid to the debate between vp candidates but as bill plante reports this year is different. roll it's biden versus ryan. age versus youth. a great society liberal. >> we're going to ask the wealthy to pay more. >> reporter: versus the conservative. >> wouldn't it be nice have a job creator in the white house. >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned 3. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: biden is a nonstop talking prone to putting his foot in his mouth. >> vice president biden just today said the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was
president obama and candidate mitt romney using today's jobs report to bolster their campaigns. the truth behind those numbers and a $5 gas, already happening in one state. could it happen in yours? welcome to "the willis report." ♪ hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. do you believe the jobs numbers released today? a huge drop in unemployment rates to 7.8%. a look at that. nearly 1 million people entering the workforce in just one month. today, some of the business community calling those numbers completely fake, deliberately distorted to make president obama look good before the election. the obama administration firing back calling such charges ludicrous. what is the real story? joining me now, former white house chief economist and labor department commissioner keith hall, moody's chief economist, john lonski, and carried from call bomb capital management. welcome to you all. very curious. nearly a half percent move in the an employment rate on just 114,000 jobs growth in the month surprising to jack welch, former ceo of ge. here is what he said. >> well, and the last two months we h
.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor jerry brown. he directed the board to take steps to allow the early transition of winter blend gas, which normally isn't sold till november 1. part of the problem, the effort to protect the environment. air pollution regulations requires special summer and winter blends and supplies were reduced after the fire in august shut down a chevron refinery. last week a power failure knocked out a refinery in southern california. >> once the winter blend gas comes in we will see prices drop. it takes retail price as week or two to incorporate that. >> winter blend gas evaporates more quickly to protect air quality during smog season. >> the air qualityenth would be minimal -- quality effect would be minimal. >> reporter: it isn't going to be soon enough for people who need their cars. >> thank you so much. if you want to try to save cash we will help, go to www.cbs5.com/gas and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. >>> thieves stole a th
in green jobs. >> is the president on the right track? fox news reporting breaks it down behind obama's green agenda from denver, colorado here is bret baier. >> colorado epitomizes colorado mountains a state with magnificent beauty rich natural resources and enterprising people. few places straddle the great divide over environment protection the way colorado does. like america has a whole, folks here don't always agree on how to balance our duty on the one hand to be good stewards of the earth and on the other to ensure this generation can endure all of the benefits can offer. fox news has been crisscrossing the country to bring you a better understanding of what is really driving the green debate. first up greg jug jarrett investigates a high ranking obama employee from the environmental protection agency and whether his radical views are all too common in the increasing powerful agent. >> al was one of the environmental protection agencies top officials until this tape went viral in april of 2012. >> go to a turkish town somewhere and that is managed for the next few years. >> cru
of celebrities including stevie wonder. >> reporter: president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night and even made a self-deprecating aleutian to his own performance in last week's debate. >> everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three-day swing through the sunshine state mitt romney has appeared more confident and relaxed, invigorated by last week's strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. on sunday he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i'm president israel take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening their attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as, quote, masterful but fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney
that president obama hopes for a weaker middle east, but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: and calling for a change of course, but offering few new policy details, romney argued that the middle east is a more dangerous place since the president took office, citing serious civil war. the potential of a nuclear iran, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and
from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he credited the military and professionals for that. >> here, traveling with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and our white house
gaffe. >> reporter: barack obama himself today publicly ignored mitt romney's speech. the president sent out former secretary of state madelyn albright to call mitt romney's grasp of foreign policy shallow and out of date. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> there's a new poll out that suggests mitt romney's strong debate performance last week has improved his standing in the presidential race. the pew research center shows romney leading president obama among likely voters by a margin of 49% to 45%. three weeks ago, that same poll gave president obama an 8-point lead. >>> today the united nations secretary-general said the violence in syria is threatening the stability of the region. activists say the civil war has claimed more than 30,000 lives since it began last year, and the violence has spread beyond the borders. syrian mortars have landed in turkey. for six straight days turkey has launched retaliatory strikes. and warned syria not to test his resolve. he said turkey is ready for war. >>> posters considered so controversial they might incite violence are now hanging in several metro
. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum after last week's debate. president obama is leading romney three points after being up six points after his speech. romney focusololk coke us on hi plan. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney wil
mitt romney's gap-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland. >> reporter: the obama campaign ads are mocking romney's diplomatic ability while the president points to osama bin laden. >> i said we focused on the people who actually attackeddous 9/11. today, osama bin laden is no more. >> reporter: polls released monday, though, show mitt romney closed the gap. polit key has the president's lead down to 1 -- politico has the race down to 1%. dallas has yet down to 40% and rasmussen has it tied at 48%. when we pushed the voters and asked which way they're leaning, the saner -- answer is closer, 48 to 48. >> reporter: results from the 2008 mom no said puts this race up for grabs. >> there is a lot happening in the next 30 days. >> reporter: in a fox 5 interview, senator mccain said the obama administration -- the libya consulate attack as part of a pattern, confusion in u.s.- form policy. >> how would we know that mitt romney would perform better as a president in similar situation in. >> a lot of times, tom, it's not the crime but the coverup. what is the worse thing is five days l
. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> report out in new jersey about the work of tsa screeners. the report says screeners at newark liberty airport executed pat-downs on passengers less than 17% of the time. they identified and took appropriate action on banned items 25% of the time. the report was compiled by undercover teams of tsa agents over several months. tsa says it will use the report to improve practices around the. >>> this morning commercial supply him headed to the international space station. >> 2, 1 and liftoff! >> spacex launched last night. the capsule carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies, including chocolate/vanilla swirl ice cream. this is the first of 12 resupply missions contracted by nasa with the private spacex. nasa is relying on private business to resupply the space station since all shuts are retired. >> you will be able to see the space station passing over the bay area tonight. check the time of the space st
-- the conflict in te region is higher than it was when president obama took office. >> reporter: obama's campaign put out a video mocking romney. they argue romney has shown with his rhetoric without absence of a record that he's not prepared to be commander-in-chief and too quick on the trigger shooting before he takes tame and gets -- before he takes aim and gets all the focts. megyn: is this like the peter and bus, you get a movie? >> reporter: no, but occasionally we get a box lunch. megyn: the president's reelection team just wrapped up a conference call with reporters reacting to governor romney's speech. one staffer using erratic, irresponsible to describe the governor's remarks. >> reporter: the obama campaign spokesman saying on that conference call to mitt romney, bring it on. they think they have a strong record to talk about. think about the evolution here back in 2008 was barack obama who was facing questions about whether he had the fitness to be the commander in cleave. not just from republicans but from joe biden who said barack obama would be tested. they believe he has been test
but go after big bird. >> reporter: mr. obama is heading toward a record $1 billion in fund raising which he could reach in california. his event will include a con can he recall the -- include concert with jon bon jovi and katy perry. >>> meantime mitt romney campaigned in the crucial state of florida today knocking mr. obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you will have an opportunity to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course day laters we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> the republican nominee gives a speech on foreign policy in virginia tomorrow. an average of polls by real clear politics shows romney about even with mr. obama in florida and virginia. >> we're saying, put it on the label and let people make choices for themselves. >>> coming up at 10:30, we will look at both sides of a california proposition that could have an impact on american agriculture and the food you feed your family. >>> gas prices all over the state reached record highs today rising another 4-cents just overnight. the ave
of the attack on our consulate. >>reporter: he suggested the obama team handled the overall attack and slow to call the attack "terrorism," but says the violence cannot be blamed on a video insulting islam although that is what americans were told. >> the administration has finally conceded the attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists who use violence for impose the dark ideology and others especially on women and girls. >> romney will get to contrast his foreign policy vision with president obama in the final debate in two weeks that will hit on these topics and more. >>shepard: thank you, mike, from washington, dc. the white house blasted governor romney's foreign policy speech before the g.o.p. presidential nominee took to the podium. in a statement, a spokesman for the president said and i quote, "we're not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy every time he dipped his toe in the foreign policy waters." the statement conditions that the only person who offended europe more is probably chevy chase, part of his summer foreign tour whi
is in california for us this afternoon. ed, what is the story there? >>reporter: well, the bottom line, the obama campaign spokesman had a conference call reacting to governor romney's speech. he flatly said, bring it on. that was the direct quote. they feel like the president has a strong foreign policy record. they think if mitt romney wants to fight the election out on national security instead of the economy, they are willing to wage that battle. >> four years ago i told you i would end the war in iraq. we did. i said i would end the war in afghanistan. we are. i said we would focus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11. today, osama bin laden is no more. >>reporter: interesting it was four years ago that then young senator obama was facing the same questions governor romney is now about whether he had a fitness to be commander in chief. he was facing the questions not just from republicans in 2008 but from democrats and his own v.p. nominee biden who said before the 2008 election, at some point, he will be tested as a young commander in chief. they believe inside the white house he
since he took office -- since president obama took office the jobs report unemployment rate down below 8%. it started around 10%, and has gradually gone down. which does show again that the stimulus worked that the auto bailout worked. that the president's economic plan is working, and we are on our way back and i think that is something like 30 straight months of near -- near 30 if the no 30 straight months of positive jobs growth. so we are still living in the aftermath of the -- first presidential debate last wednesday, and living in anticipation of the vice president debate here to help us sort things out. ryan grim. hello, ryan, good morning. nice to talk to you again. >> good to talk to you. >> bill: the one issue that seems to linger from the debate is not jobs, health care or the economy, but big bird, right? he seems to be getting most of the commentary. >> when i heard that actually during the debate that -- that that was going to have the potential to kind of last the longest of anything being said that night, it was clear obama was going to get the p
it through the final weeks. >> reporter: president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katy perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president also accused his opponent, mitt romney, of backing away from campaign promise. >> obviously the governor knows his tax cut isn't too popular. so a few wicks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat the presence's army. -- the president's army. romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i am president i will take the care it takes to rebuild o
this election season, jobs. on friday, the labor department reporting the unemployment rate 7.8%. the obama campaign is touting that number to show the recovery is picking up steam but republicans say the actual jobs picture is far bleaker. fox's doug mcelway has more. >> reporter: the controversy surrounding friday's release of the september unemployment numbers continues to swirl after jack welsh, the respected former ceo of ge tweeted on friday, unbelievable job numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. he stuck by his criticism of the numbers. >> this whole number is made up of a whole mess of numbers, who is participating, who is trying to work but has dropped out. it just raises the question, i think there ought to be a good discussion about how this number is calculated. >> reporter: most analysts and the obama campaign are dismissing welsh's criticism as without any evidence. >> we wonder why institutions in this country -- the perceptions of institutions are failing because people go on tv and make stuff up. asked for the evidence, he said he had
saw strength. >> reporter: romney is pushing hard against attacks on the obama campaign with a new ad saying the president is falsely accusing him of advocating a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> reporter: now romney will speak later this morning here in the hall of valor at vmi. based on the excerpts we've seen his attacks will be sharp. it appears he's continuing what he started in that debate wednesday night focus and enjoying a sharp contrast between the president first on domestic policy and now today on foreign policy. >> this morning president obama ismitting he's not satisfied with his efforts. nancy cordes is here. >> reporter: the president had two fundraisers here in los angeles last night, three more in san francisco today. we learned his campaign raked in $181 million in the month of september alone, the largest one month haul of this presidential campaign. 6,000 obama supporters paid at least $250 each to join the president at a star studded concert in downtown los angeles. the lineup included katy perry, stevie w
underscored the obama campaign's message in a conference call with reporters. she said that she is a teacher and if romney had turned in the op-ed he had written in the wall street journal last week, on the middle east, she would have given him a c, because it was so light on specifics. >> okay. big picture, jessica yellin, the president pretty much talked all kinds of pundits on either side bombed last wednesday, speaking in denver. when you look at the polls, they indicate americans most definitely took note. as we mentioned, you still have the three additional debates including this vice presidential debate, this upcoming week. the question is, is the president's re-election campaign, are they hitting the panic button here or are they changing the approach with these final debates looming in. >> well, according too the top democrats i'm talking to, they do not expect vice president biden to somehow make up for the president's missteps in his debate last week. because americans aren't looking to the vice president to do what the president should be doing himself. so the vice president is i
is being done already by the obama administration. there are reports of a cia presence there at the border already trying to figure out who is who, who is friendly who is not so friendly, who should, you know, benefit from the moral and technical support of the united states if not arms already. there is daylight there in the sense that arming the rebels, those words were pronounced by mitt romney. but the positions are still more or less similar there. >> what about the fact it was last week we had nic robertson talking about how for the first time syria hit turkey, their neighbor to the north. for the first time turkey retaliated and hit back. and, you know, the sort of idea that turkey would be dragged into some sort of war. i imagine that's the last thing they want. is that correct? >> absolutely. i mean, there is no appetite, if you will, on either side for this to turn into a regional conflict. the assad regime is doing everything it can to try to crush this rebellion. the last thing they need is a war on their borders. but when you have mortar shells falling 150 meets or 150 yards i
is portrayed by the main stream media and the obama campaign. abc news reports linda morris' original question. we talk about china and jobs and then we talk about the unemployment. where are the answers? why aren't you more specific. i heard you sunday on fox and you didn't answer his question about what are your plans? the report is ryan launched in romney's five-point plan but "he again did not get in the loopholes the plan would close or eductions they would eliminate to get to the 20% tax cut, his ticket promised." obama campaign pounced. ryan can't attend his own campaign rally without being called out for failing to provide specifics about what romney would do if elected. morrisson did not ask about the tax loopholes and was shocked to learn the obama administration seized on her question. she went home, she later wrote, satisfied with the exchange with ryan. "i was not calling ryan out. i had an opportunity to ask a direct question to ryan and what i got was a complete direct answer with no spin." she now wants specific on president obama economic plan. romney aid accusing cnn of takin
. >> the underpinnings and foundation of that performance were fundamentally dishonest. >> reporter: the obama campaign has a new ad out this morning, a preview of how they plan to respond to governor romney's big foreign policy speech. they say he's failed the commander in chief test with a rocky visit to the uk and israel this summer. and then again with his hasty response to the tragedy in libya a few weeks ago. they say he lashed out at the administration before he had all the facts in a sensitive situation. norah and charlie? >> nancy, thank you very much. john dickerson is in washington. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> are there essential differences between the foreign policy views of romney and the president, or is it simply a case where romney thinks that there is something to be gained by the rhetoric? >> i think there are some differences. certainly governor romney's position towards russia is a much more aggressive one. and on china, particularly with the question of currency manipulation. there are stark differences. but i think what you've seen at least from the excerpts of thi
. >> it is. we do this every year. >> reporter: president obama is scheduled to do his own prep this weekend as he prepares for the next debate next week. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> virginia's two contenders for the senate seat are back in the spotlight today. they'll meet for a second debate today in richmond. a poll shows kaine pulling ahead. now 52% of voters pick tim kaine and 45% back allen. >>> developing this morning, the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has risen to 91. the cases are in nine states. so far, seven people have died. another case was reported in maryland this weekend, bringing the total there to three. 18 cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each of those states. massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak has issued a voluntary recall of all its products. officials say anyone who received a steroid injection between july and september is at risk for developing the fungal meningitis. >>> some controversial ads that refer to radical muslims as savages are going up in several metro stops in our area.
from the campaign trail. >> reporter: california is safely in president obama's corner, but he's not there looking for votes. he's raising campaign cash, a lot of it. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: the stars came out. george clooney, stevie wonder, jon bon jovi, and katy perry, all on hand to support the president's re-election. >> everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line here in 2012, and i need your help to finish what we started. >> reporter: it will be a lucrative california swing. over two days the obama campaign's expected to raise a minimum of $9.5 million. no surprise that the president is shattering fund-raising records. last month the president's campaign and the democratic party raised $181 million, bringing his re-election total to $835 million. romney's raised at least $548 million so far. mitt romney's spent his second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> thank you. >> reporter: the republican contender's riding some momentum from last week's debate. he's drawn his biggest crowds to the campaign. 6,000 in orlando and nearly 8,000 in st. port l
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